Tropical Green Juice

Green juices are an amazing way to incorporate vegetables and fruit into your diet. Who wouldn't like disguising 2 cups of spinach in a breakfast smoothie? This juice is packed with fiber and nutrients to get you through the morning and delivers almost half of your daily fruit and vegetable needs.  No need to be scared of the “green” here, the spinach and kale is totally disguised by all of the tropical fruits used in this juice.  If you prefer a smoothie over a juice, add a few ice cubes.  If you have a long morning ahead of you, don’t be afraid to add a scoop of vanilla protein powder to the juice.  The recipe makes 2 servings.

2 cups spinach or kale
6 oz pineapple juice
1 small green apple
1 orange
1 ripe banana
¼ cup pineapple chunks
½ cup water
Juice from ¼ lemon
Juice from ½ lime

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth, about 1 minute.  If using a Vitamix (recommended), turn on and quickly increase speed to 10, flip on high and let blend for 1 minute.  Decrease speed to 3 for about 30 seconds. Serve over ice.

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